Attaching Written Text in Cricut Design Space

Write then Cut in Design Space is wonderful for writing card sentiments and short phrases on your projects. There are many write/draw then cut images already in Design Space, or you can create your own written text using a font with a writing style.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy way to bring up all the projects in Design Space that use pens. Searching for “draw” will yield over 300 drawn images.
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Searching for “sentiment” is a good way to find phrases for the inside of cards. Many of the Anna Griffin cartridges have sentiments that are ready to use. A sentiment on the inside of the card is such a nice added touch.

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Attaching is the way we tell the Cricut where we want the writing or drawing to go. If you click “Make It,” and your writing goes to a separate mat, you haven’t attached.

 

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Design Screen – Score line and sentiment are attached to the square.
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“Prepare” screen – Since I attached the writing to the images, they stay in place at this point.

Important: If you want a font for text that looks like it was written, you need to select a “writing style” font. These are all Cricut fonts. With non-Cricut fonts, the pen will follow the cut lines, which will produce “bubble” or outlined letters.

There are a few free fonts that have cut lines that will produce the appearance of single line if written with a marker or thicker pen.

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When selecting a font, go to filter, then select “Writing.”

For more information on write then cut, click here for the Cricut help page.

Here’s a link to the project in my video: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/89606317.

 

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